Saturday, 27 September 2014


Good Evening Crafty Friends and Visitors, trust you are all gearing up for a good weekend.  I'm working tomorrow but then off for a few days.  I'm having a wee crafting group tomorrow making Christmas decorations, not sure how many will show up, but it will be fun.

Our clients are reeling a bit just now as Eileen has announced that she is leaving soon, some of them are taking it quite hard.  They feel quite uncertain about the project's future, mind you so do the staff, and we can't tell them anything, anyway we support as best we can.

My card today is one I've made for my friend Karen who has her Graduation Ceremony tomorrow, and I thought I would do something a little different for me;

Sorry about the amount of photos, but it was quite difficult to photograph it to it's best advantage.

It's a very simple design that I got on Youtube, but boy did it take me ages to do, I had great difficulty in following both written instructions and the photos on the tutorial.  I'm pants at measurements and at one point I thought I was going to have to ask Alistair to help with his engineering mind, than all of a sudden I had the light bulb moment and it all clicked in.

I've used red and black card
Sentiment and scroll from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps
Creative Expressions Dazzler
Papermania black gems
SB die shape for the Sentiment
Tassel made from Dovecraft twine
I'm really quite pleased with it, I hope Karen enjoy it and have a wonderful day.

Now my lovely supportive followers remember to drop by and make a comment to be in for the candy win.  So that most people get a chance to visit, I'll close it on Sunday mid night, and let you know who has won on Monday.

So it just remains for me to thank you all for your lovely comments on my "Oldie" post, and for all the support and encouragement  over the last two years, I so appreciate your time  and kindness cos with out it this blogging lark would be pointless.


Rita said...

Fantastic card Kate. I'm sure it will be loved. Enjoy your crafty day with friends. Hugs Rita xxx

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your Graduation card is gorgeous. Well done, I love the tassel and the pretty shape of the card.

Good luck with your work, I hope it settle down quickly for you. Have a wonderful weekend. Sending you hugs. Anet x

Hazel said...

Good morning Kate. A beautiful card that Karen will treasure. Have fun making those decorations. Hazel xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate. Love the folds and design, perfect for a graduation.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy 2nd Bog Anniversary.
what a super creation.
My that does look difficult, but you have created just perfect.
Love the super design and the great colours.
I bet it will be treasured by the recipient.
I too am hopeless at measurements, and quite often think of asking my DH to do something for me, and then as you say you have a light bulb moment.
Enjoy your day crafting with friends.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

WOW! This is fabulous Kate, such a clever and effective design and I am sure your friend will love it.
I hope your crafting group goes well then you enjoy the rest of the weekend and your time off.
hugs Sue xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant make Kate, it will be loved. Not just for the gift but for the thought you have put into it.
Why do I live so far away?? I would have loved to join in ...... however have a fantastic time.

Patricia xxx

Janice Wallace said...

Looks really complicated Kate, take it there are lots of folds in it, but you have made a great card. Enjoy your crafting day
Janice W

Sue said...

Oh wow Kate this card is fantastic!!! I love it what a great keepsake lots of huggles Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant Kate made with lots of beauty, love and colours. .xxx
aNNie The Journey is the Start

MaryH said...

This is awesome. Love the idea of the mortarboard hat, and all those pieces, making the card 'move' as it needs, my...I would have never had the courage to try it. Those written instructions sometimes blow my mind, even though I find the visuals easier to understand. I don't measure a lot either. You did an outstanding job on this one, and it's very impressive. Your friend will appreciate your recognition in such a unique way, for her achievement. Good luck at your work place with all the upheaval. TFS & Hugs

Shona Hamill said...

What a great idea Kate, very effective and so different! Hope your crafting group was a success today. Shona xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Is this a spring card? They can be tricksy to get the folds right but you've done a fab job.
We can all find change difficult but I'm guessing your clients find it more difficult than most. I'm sure that you will help them through it and they will love their crafting session.
Happy Blogaversary and we should be thanking your lovely posts. You're a lovely lady and it shines through your blog.
Best wishes.
Ang x

rachel said...

Hi Kate - what a fabulous card - this really is brilliant - I love this. Big hugs to you! Thanks for your continued support - I really do appreciate it. Hugs rachel xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

So perfect for a graduation Kate and I'm sure Karen will be thrilled to receive it too. This fold is very tricky but you mastered it in the end, so worth the struggle.

Carol said...

This looks wonderful Kate, I'm sure the recipient will love it. Carol x

downrightcrafty said...

this is fabulous
hugs Kate xx

meg said...

Love the card/graduation mortarboard, it certainly was worth all the hassle ( sorry), the red is really vibrant and stands out so well against the black. Congratulations on the tassel it looks great.
Hope work settles down soon.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a lovely graduation project Kate, I'm sure Karen will love it!

Warm hugs

pam said...

What a fabulous card design Kate, this will be treasured for sure.


Fabulous card Kate xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful graduation card! How clever of you!!!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

This is fantastic. What a nice creation to give the new graduate! Love the sentiment, so true! Gorgeous job Kate, well worth the trouble.


Erika said...

Hi Kate, just playing catch up on my day off. I love this card, what a super idea, the hat part is great and the sentiment is just fabulous.

Worth all the fun and games working out the instructions. x

Hugs Erika.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Kate this is amazing and I must say I love the sentiment - how true! Susan x